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Author: Nigel Hamilton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674038223
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Biography by Nigel Hamilton

Original Title: Biography

For what purpose and for whom has biographical pursuit endured, and how does it play such a contested, popular role in contemporary Western culture, from biopics to blogs, memoirs to docudramas? Award-winning biographer Hamilton addresses these questions in an incisive and vivid narrative that will appeal to students of human nature and self-representation across the arts and sciences.

Victorian Biography Reconsidered

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Author: Juliette Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199572135
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Victorian Biography Reconsidered by Juliette Atkinson

Original Title: Victorian Biography Reconsidered

Victorian Biography Reconsidered seeks to overthrow deep-seated preconceptions about Victorian biography by demonstrating that, long before our current cultural preoccupation with the lives of neglected or unknown men and women, Victorian biographers sought to bring such subjects to public attention. Through an examination of numerous biographies, from the lives of working-class scientists to minor women writers, this book examines how and whynineteenth-century biographers challenged the contemporary obsession with 'Great Men'. What emerges is that biographers were eager to take on the role of cultural mediator, which helped them assert their importance at a time when the status of men of letters and the nature of the reading public were undergoing profoundchanges. Most surprisingly of all, they showed comparatively little interest in conferring immortality on their subjects, but were more interested in stimulating a feeling of gratitude for hidden labour, both manual and intellectual, that sustained the nation.

Dotter Of Her Father S Eyes

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Author: Mary M. Talbot
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1621152014
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Dotter Of Her Father S Eyes by Mary M. Talbot

Original Title: Dotter Of Her Father S Eyes

Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes contrasts two comingofage narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of awardwinning graphicnovel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is smart, funny, and sadan essential addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir. * Bryan Talbot is recognized worldwide as one of the true original voices in graphic fiction. * Bryan Talbot's Grandville Mon Amour was nominated for a 2011 Hugo Award.

Aging And Biography

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Author: Gary Kenyon, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826189820
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Aging And Biography by Gary Kenyon, PhD

Original Title: Aging And Biography

Personal life narratives can serve as a rich source of new insights into the experience of human aging. In this comp;rehensive volume, an international team of editors and contributors provide effective approaches to using biography to enhance our understanding of adult development. In addition to providing new theoretical aspects on aging and biography, the book also details new developments concerning the practical use of different biographical approaches in both research and clinical work. This is a landmark volume advancing the use of narrative approaches in gerontology.

Melville Biography

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Author: Hershel Parker
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810127091
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Melville Biography by Hershel Parker

Original Title: Melville Biography

Melville Biography: An Inside Narrative is Hershel Parker’s history of the writing of Melville biographies, enriched by his intimate working relationships with great Melvilleans, dead and living. The first part is a mesmerizing autobiographical account of what went into creating his award-winning two-volume life of Herman Melville. Next, Parker traces six decades the persistent war New Critics have waged against biographical scholarship on Melville. American literary critics, he finds, impose New Critical theories of organic unity on Melville’s disrupted career even while truncating his body of work and minimizing his aesthetic interests. Parker celebrates the "divine amateurs" who use new technology to discover dazzling Melville stories and also lauds the writers of literature blogs as potential redeemers of academic and mainstream media reviewing. In the third part, Parker invites readers into his biographical workshop and challenges them with ambitious research assignments. Throughout this bold book, Parker seeks to reinvigorate the all-but-lost art of scholarly literary criticism and biography.

Haig S Enemy

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Author: Jonathan Boff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199670463
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Haig S Enemy by Jonathan Boff

Original Title: Haig S Enemy

Jonathan Boff's pioneering study, Haig's Enemy, draws on Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria's diaries and letters to explore the Western Front from the 'other side of the wire'. Viewing the Great War through the eyes of one of Germany's leading generals, the direct counterpart and enemy of Sir Douglas Haig, enables us to see many of the controversies of the Western Front in a completely new light. The picture which emerges is far removed from the sterilestalemate of myth. Instead, we see the Western Front as a highly dynamic 'battle-space', both physical and intellectual, where three armies struggled not only to out-fight, but also to out-think, their enemy, ina game where the stakes could not have been higher.

Biography Autobiography Awards 1917 1992

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Author: Heinz-D. Fischer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110972131
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Biography Autobiography Awards 1917 1992 by Heinz-D. Fischer

Original Title: Biography Autobiography Awards 1917 1992

The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.

Tibetan Literary Genres Texts And Text Types

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004301151
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Original Title: Tibetan Literary Genres Texts And Text Types

The papers in Tibetan Literary Genres, Texts, and Text Types investigate specific Tibetan genres and texts as well as genre classification, transformation, and reception. The text types examined range from oral trickster narratives to songs, offering-rituals, biographies, and modern literature.

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